REVENT, the IRC’s annual fundraising gala, was held on Saturday, November 4 on the campus of Goodwill Industries in the gym of Indianapolis Metropolitan High School  located near downtown Indy. We’re proud to announce that REVENT 2017 was a nearly zero waste event thanks to recycling provided by Strategic Materials, IRC, and food waste composting provided by Duos.

WFYI reporter Jill Ditmire served as our emcee for the evening and did a wonderful job entertaining attendees.  IRC Board Members Stacey Boggs and David Vonnegut-Gabovitch facilitated the “Head or Tails” raffle to win a $500 cash prize – graciously donated by the Steel Recycling Institute. The raffle raised $1,700 for the IRC. Our art and entertainment themed auction raised over $8,000 for important IRC programs and served as a fun backdrop for the cocktail hour. IRC is grateful for all of the silent auction donations this year photos of which can be found HERE. IRC is also grateful to Monarch Beverage for donating beer and wine, Hoosier Beverage Association for donating sodas, Chipotle and Hot Box for donating food for our volunteers, The Best Chocolate in Town, Gigi’s Cupcakes, and Just Desserts for donating delicious desserts, and Jaclyn Boone Photography for being our official photographer.

The most sincere thank you to Pan Narrans Artistry, who, in partnership with La Sardina Pop Up Gallery, provided several “upcycled”, imaginative props for the photo booth and showcased jaw dropping recycled fashion modeled by fellow eco-enthusiasts, designed by Katy Newton. A warm thanks to IRC Board Members for securing donations, filling tables, and/or serving on the planning committee to help make REVENT a smashing success.  Lastly huge hugs to our wonderful interns Mallory Gotsch and Victoria Goodwin, and to all the volunteers who made this event a success! Enjoy more REVENT photos: photo booth photos can be found HERE and main event photos (Courtesy of Jaclyn Boone Photography) on our Facebook Page!





Indianapolis Metropolitan High School is a public charter school offering a free high school education to students in grades 9-12.  Indianapolis Metropolitan High School provides students with dual-credit college courses, industry-recognized certifications, hands-on internships, and the unique opportunity to be placed in a high-wage job immediately after graduation.




Established in 1930, Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana, Inc., has an enduring history and a thriving presence in central Indiana. Goodwill Industries is a social enterprise that offers opportunities, provides services, and leverages its resources with those of others to improve the economic self-sufficiency and well-being of adults and the future employability of young people. Goodwill of Central Indiana has more than 3,000 employees in more than 70 locations in including stores, schools and other sites.




Pan Narrans Artistry, in partnership with La Sardina Pop Up Gallery, will be providing several “upcycled”, imaginative props for this year’s photo booth and will showcase recycled fashions modeled by fellow eco-enthusiasts. Attendees will be able to get a close look at the construction and design of several fantasy costume pieces made completely from repurposed, reused and recycled materials during cocktail hour.

La Sardina, founded by Christopher M. Dance and Eduardo Luna, is a traveling cultural space and pop-up gallery project that opens in commercial spaces. La Sardina hosts music events, art exhibitions, and performances.

Pan Narrans Artistry, founded by Katy Newton, provides freelance clothing, display and exhibit design ranging from corporate America to haute couture. Specializes in meeting client’s needs ecologically, economically and effectively by incorporating repurposed, reused and recycled materials for creative projects.


Ultra Art 5000 – Inner City Art Party This event is a pop up fashion show featuring recycled ensembles from myself and Anthony Schumann, music by The Holy Echo and works from local artists.
Dia de los Muertos at Eitlejorg  This event is put on by Nopal Cultural. Exhibition will be on display and free to view beginning Oct. 10 – Nov. 2 in the Lilly Theatre. A  Catrina Parade will be featured October 28th as part of the exhibit. This is an awesome event and some of the Catrinas will be wearing recycled Day of the Dead fashions!
Super Hero’s Night: Opening Night Kick-Off  Family-friendly event. Dress as your favorite superhero or other empowering characters you love for a night of games, art, music, and fun! Music by Melt Face and El Cameron Electronico.
Also, Katy’s upcycled, thrifty wedding in Washington DC:


IRC’s Annual Gala REVENT is also our very own celebration for America Recycles Day.  Visit the America Recycles Day website to keep up to date throughout the year.